Air India’s Hyderabad MRO eyes EASA certification


HYDERABAD, Oct 19: Air India is in the process of

obtaining European Union Air Safety Agency’s certification for

its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility here, a

senior official of the state-owned carrier said on Saturday


“We are now trying to get EASA certification as most of

the foreign Airlines look for it inorder to send the aircraft

to the MRO facility.

If any facility has EASA certification, then the airlines

will have an idea about the standards of the MRO facilIity..

Once we get that EASA will be able to good business from

other airlines,” Y Srinivasa Rao, General Manager

(Engineering) of Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL), a

wholly owned subsidiary company of Air India Limited told


He said the company will have to make some investments in

to the MRO facility which is certified by the Director General

of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to make it EASA compliant.

The MRO hangar at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

here can accommodate two A320 family aircraft simultaneously

or one wide body aircraft such as B747 or B777.

Srinivas said the MRO facility is currently offering

services to the captive fleet and planning to increase shifts

to two from the present one.

Presently, the unit undertakes pre-flight or weekly

checks of A321, 320, 319 or ATR aircraft and provide technical

assistance to other international carriers as part of

comprehensive ground handling service, he said. (PTI)